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NickTunstill July 27th, 2020 03:57 AM

Show through on t shirts
 
Hi folks
Still very new to this and still in the practising stage.
I have made a large logo that comes out well with white ink on black t shirts.
However when trying red on white I am getting ink right through to the base board. Is there a away around this. I am using a 43T (UK) screen with water based ink which is what my supplier recommended as a starting point.
Many thanks for any tips!

NoXid July 27th, 2020 08:40 PM

Re: Show through on t shirts
 
The red ink is quite thin, correct? At least as compared to the white. I'd suggest a finer mesh. Try something north of 55T. I use 77T (USA 200).

Also, the squeegee can "stumble" when hitting a large horizontal element in the design straight on, so it is usually best to hold the squeegee somewhat "crooked," or at a slight angle to such design elements. Such stumbling can cause the squeegee to "bite" into the mesh and force ink all the way through the garment, even with thick white ink.

NickTunstill July 27th, 2020 11:05 PM

Re: Show through on t shirts
 
Thanks for the reply.
Yes the red ink is certainly thinner than the white.
I will look at the higher screen counts.
Cheers

TABOB July 28th, 2020 01:58 AM

Re: Show through on t shirts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NickTunstill (Post 4476309)
Yes the red ink is certainly thinner than the white.
I will look at the higher screen counts.

The 110 is what I would probably use for white myself, and I'm not a newbie. I just don't like sweating trying to push the ink through.
For convenience and for avoiding the second screen, you may want to consider ink thickener for the red.

NickTunstill July 28th, 2020 03:42 AM

Re: Show through on t shirts
 
Great info thanks.
A lot more helpful advice on here than from the useless company that sold me the equipment and starter kit.


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